Stephane Dunn, Ph.D., MFA

Morehouse College

Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, and Arts Division Faculty
  • Professor
  • Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies Department Chair



Office Location
Brawley Hall, 1st Floor


Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday
10:00 a.m.


Stephane Dunn, PhD, M,A, MFA (University of Notre Dame) is a writer, filmmaker, professor, and cultural critic.

Dr. Dunn has written, co-directed and produced two short films. She teaches screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, creative writing, AA Cinema, and film criticism at Morehouse College and helped to establish the Morehouse Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies (CTEMS) major. She is the author of the book, Baad Bitches & Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films (University of Illinois Press) and the novel Snitchers (2022) Professor Dunn is a frequent moderator and commentator who has been featured on A & E Network’s ‘Voices Magnified’, E! Entertainment, NPR, and in the new documentary Body Parts, which premiered at Tribeca (2022). Her essays and commentaries have appeared in edited books and a number of publications, including Ms., The Chronicle of Higher Education,, The Atlantic,, TheRoot, and Ebony, among others. She was selected as the 2016 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award winner for her then novel in progress, Snitchers. Her screenplay Chicago ’66 is the 2020 Finish Line/Tirota Social Impact Screenwriting Competition winner.